Remodeling Your Bathroom? Five Vent Tips To Prevent Mold
Are you thinking about a home bathroom remodel? If so, you’re not alone. Many homeowners are doing renovations. One thing you want to be sure to do is to prevent mold and mildew in your new bathroom. Here are five things your local bathroom remodeling contractors can do to vent your new bathroom in a way that will help prevent mold and mildew.
# 1. Use Insulated Flex Hose
Be sure your local bathroom remodeling contractors use insulated flex hose when installing the piping system and exhaust fan(s). Insulated flex hose keeps the pipes warm. This is opposed to corrugated hose, which is not insulated and could leave the pipes cool and damp.
# 2. Use Galvanized Pipe
For the pipes, ask your local bathroom remodeling contractors about galvanized pipes. This applies to small bathroom makeovers as well as a unique master bedroom en suite bathroom remodel. Galvanized pipes have been treated to prevent rust and corrosion.
# 3. Use Outdoor Venting
This is a major concern. First of all, be sure that your contractors have all the venting going through ducts and out the roof. Secondly, and just as important, make sure that they are using the correct type of dampers so the air that is being vented out does not blow back into the ducts. Third, be sure the air is not being vented into the attic. This can lead to moisture build-up and eventually leaks and drips through the vents.
# 4. Use Stainless Steel Duct Fittings
Stainless steel duct fittings last a long time. They are rust-resistant and durable. They do not trap moisture and because of this, they will help avoid a buildup of humidity and wetness in the system.
# 5. Use Caulking Around All Exterior Openings
The principle of caulking is simple: it keeps what is outside, outside and what is inside, inside. All exterior walls, openings, and windows should be caulked. This will keep out water and air, keeping your beautiful new bathroom free from mold and mildew. Rain and dampness will stay out of your bathroom if all exterior openings are sufficiently caulked.
You may also be wondering: ’What will my bathroom remodel cost?’ You’ll be glad to hear that you’re on the right track for making a profit: it’s been shown that the average return on investment for bathroom additions is a whopping 86.4%. So that return on your remodeling investment will certainly make you happy in your home bathroom.
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